TAMPA, FL - APRIL 11: Goalie Kristers Gudlevskis #37 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates during the pre game warm up prior to the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on April 11, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)
He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.
— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers